Finish

Aftertaste Balance
10 Memorable (20 plus sec) 10 Perfect
9 Multi layered (15-20 sec) 9 Near perfect
8 Very complex (10-15 sec) 8 Well balanced
7 Complex (8-10 sec) 7 Balanced
6 Good commercial wine (5-6 sec) 6 A little out of balance but will come together
5 Commercial wine (3-4 sec) 5 Acidity out of balance
4 Ordinary Commercial wine (2-3 sec) 4 Acidity strongly out of balance
3 Cask wine(1-2 sec) 3 Oak out of balance
2 Less than cask wine (0-1 sec) 2 Oak strongly out of balance
1 Neutral (0 sec) 1 Totally out of balance
Phenolics
Acid
10 No phenolics evident 10 Perfect acid level
9 Faint trace but acceptable
9 Near perfect acid level
8 Phenolics evident but suited style
8 Sufficient acid levels
7 Stronger phenolics presence but suits style 7 Crisp acidity
6 Phenolics evident, acceptable 6 Soft acidity
5 Phenolics evident, just acceptable 5 Austere acidity
4 Slightly coarse
4 High acidity
3 Coarse 3 Very high acidity
2 Very coarse
2 No acidity
1 Bitter Phenolics
1 Extremely high acidity